A few weeks ago I got this idea in my head that it would be fun to make a pillow in a cube shape. I love Amy Butler’s Gumdrop Pillows, but I wanted something different, something a little smaller, that would be affordable to stuff!
So I sat down with pencil and paper and drew a whole bunch of diagrams and did the math…and then I did the math again when I realized I had made an error in calculating seam allowances, and then I did the math again to create a cutting layout that would work on a 1 metre piece of fabric. (I bought the fabric before I had even started drawing the design…not wise, I know, but I was at the fabric store and it was there, and 1 metre seemed like a lot at the time…..) Glad to put all of those high school math classes into practice…ok, you’re right, I didn’t have to build any matrices to create this pattern….glad to put all of those elementary school math skills into practice! Perhaps this year I should teach my class how to sew – that might take care of our math class for the year! 🙂
It’s square, it’s soft, it’s squishy, perfect for sitting or for propping up your feet. I kind of like sewing things I’ve designed myself. Especially when it works out the way I want it too! I might have to do more of that in the future.